April 25, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Shiori Yamamoto

1. North Korea is threatening to launch a preemptive attack without advance notice.
2. The two top candidates in the French presidential race have resumed their campaigns for the runoff election on May 7th.
3. Japan’s government is launching full-scale work to build a new U.S. military base in Okinawa. The move is likely to further anger opponents in the southern island prefecture.